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Robert.Jervis_43227 Apr 30

CEVA Logistics UK works to be more sustainable

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CEVA Logistics UK works to be more sustainable
“We will continue to evaluate possible adoption of the most eco-friendly solutions for all our energy requirements across the business”
CEVA Logistics has announced it is driving its sustainability agenda across its UK operations by migrating its entire company car fleet to fully electric vehicles by 2025. This month the company has taken delivery of the first fully electric cars as Phase One of its new program.

No petrol or diesel cars will be permitted to be sold in the UK post-2030, and CEVA Logistics aims to have its entire fleet of more than 220 cars moved to all-electric vehicles before 2025. As existing cars reach the end of their leases, more than half of company vehicles will be electric by the end of 2022, with the first vehicles having arrived this month.

Reportedly, CEVA’s UK employees currently drive 1,391,039 miles (2,238,000 kilometres) annually, creating a carbon footprint of 380 tonnes of CO2. When the switchover to electric vehicles is complete, the carbon impact will come down to 118 tonnes – an annual savings of 262 tonnes, according to the company.

CEVA also stated that all CEVA-managed sites in the UK are now using 100% renewable energy, meaning that all electric vehicles that charge up at these company facilities will be carbon neutral.

The CMA CGM Group, of which CEVA Logistics is part of, said it is investing in research and development to help the emergence of future energy sources and technologies to reduce the impact of transport and logistics on the planet. The CMA CGM Group aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050. CEVA announced recently its participation the United Airlines Eco-Skies Alliance to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel in passenger and transport flights.

Jamie Foster, CEVA Logistics Procurement Director Europe, commented:

“This change has been possible through the vision and passion of our people and has been a collaborative endeavour with all team members. Everyone was committed to the change and confident that it could be achieved, and we are now able to make this announcement.”

Chris Walton, CEVA Logistics Managing Director U.K. and Ireland commented:

“We are all committed to the future of the planet, and we wanted to make an active contribution that would have real benefits for all concerned. We will continue to evaluate possible adoption of the most eco-friendly solutions for all our energy requirements across the business.”

Source: Transport Intelligence